Under general supervision, the professional nurse adheres to the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics to provide care to all healthcare consumers. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based practices and competence to collaborate with the health care team to promote excellence in healthcare consumer safety and quality outcomes. Utilizes the Theory of Human Caring and Caritas in daily practice. "Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Founder / Director, Watson Caring Science Institute."
Maintain accurate, detailed reports and recordsMonitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patient's condition and vital signsDevelop and modify patient care plans as indicated by patient's responses and conditionsModify patient treatment plans as indicated by patient's responses and conditionsConsult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient careMonitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activityDirect and supervise less skilled nursing/health care personnelPrepare patients for, and assist with examinations and treatmentsAssess the needs of individuals, families and/or communities to identify potential health or safety problemsInstruct individuals and families on health education and disease prevention and after careAdminister nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent or disabled patientsMedication administration, documentation and reassessmentPromote positive patient experienceOther job duties as assigned per unit addendum
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Adherence to Standards of Professional Nursing Practice/ Process / Performance (ANA Standards addendum- signed) and accrediting body standards.Ensures all duties, responsibilities and competencies are conducted in a manner that is effective and appropriate to patients/clients to who care/service is being provided. Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span, as well as demonstrating the ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and interpreting appropriate cultural information of the patient(s) to whom care/ services is being delivered/provided.Employee has completed and met their clinical competency standardsAbility to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.Skilled in maintaining effective working relationship with patients, employees, and the public.Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situationsAbility to interpret adapt and apply guidelines and proceduresAbility to communicate clearly.Computers and TechnologyMicrosoft Office Suite required.EPIC documentation preferred.
Associate's Degree (Required) Completion of an accredited nursing education program that is accredited and satisfies the licensing requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Registered Nurses. Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred. Experience: At least one-year RN experience in a direct patient care setting required.
Registered Nurse (Required) Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state. National board certification is a preference and encouraged for staff nurses. Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state. National board certification is a preference and encouraged for staff nurses.
Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required) American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. *Specialty certifications as required/recommended per unit. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment. American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. *Specialty certifications as required/recommended per unit. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 18 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison and Safety, a Public Health department, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As an EOE, Denver Health does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.